Jamaican Christmas Cake

December 13, 2016
Hello friends,
We’d like to share with you a traditional Jamaican Christmas dessert. The Jamaican Christmas cake often known as Black Cake is a fan favorite and is made from scratch here at the Inn. Jamaican Christmas Cake is known for its rich flavors of rum soaked fruits and spices and is offered during the Christmas season and is usually served with a glass of sorrel. The only thing that could rival traditional Jamaican Christmas dishes are the desserts. dscn6776-002Friends and family look forward to a slice of pudding after hearty meals. From the preparation to the aroma of all the spices, vanilla, rum and fruits that are used, puddings couple the very best of Jamaican gatherings. See the recipe below.
2 lbs. raisins
1/2 lb. currants
1 lb. prunes
1/2 lb. cherry
1/4 lb. dates
1/4 lb. nuts
1/4 lb. mixed peel
Grated rind of 1 green lime
2 tsp browning
2 tsp. vanilla
1 pt. Rum
1 pt. Port Wine
12 eggs
1 lb. butter
3/4 lb. dark sugar
1/2 lb. bread crumbs
1/2 lb. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. grated nutmeg
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Pinch of cloves
1 pt. Sherry
Chop raisins, dates, cherry, mix peel and currents the desired size  Place all fruits in a large jar  Pour rum and wine  on fruit and soak  for at least 2 days .
Cream butter and sugar, add beaten eggs. Sieve together flour, bread crumbs, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Add browining , say 2 teaspoons or desired colour . Add chopped nuts. Taste and if a sharper taste of liquor is required, add some Brandy, Wine, Liqueur or Rum to taste.
Pour batter into a well greased and heavily lined baking tin or pudding basin, cover tightly and steam for at least 4 hours. The pudding may also be set, covered in a 250 degree oven and baked for at least 4 hours.

Place cake to cool for 30 minutes serve and enjoy!


  1. Thanks for giving us a awesome receipe for the ocaasional days,keep posting

    1. Jamaica Inn

      Thank you! Will do.

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